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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 7, 2008 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake revisited

Put me down as an Iko fan too, jg. Try this one:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-07-06.aud.gardner.3829.sbeok.shnf

Iko > Day-O > Man Smart, Woman Smarter - and with the Neville Brothers too. More fun than this and they'd make it illegal.

Bathroom freak tunes: anything by B.Mydland and Sailor/Saint - never did like those songs, though I know there are some that do.

And oh yeah, Hey Jude, what a trainwreck - they did it for a joke didn't they?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 7, 2008 9:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake revisited

"Bathroom Freak Tunes". That'll work.


Agree on the Sailor/Saint...usually. There are a few really, really good versions where Jerry takes it up a notch in the Saint jam. Check the 10/12/84 Augusta for a good example.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 7, 2008 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake revisited (minor hijack > SDH)

I was going to edit that - but then I thought what the hell, sounds better that way...

I'll give your Sailor/Saint recommendation a listen. Meanwhile, here's another couple of YouTube clips for you - only been up a couple of weeks so you might not have seen then yet. It's a two-parter of Phil and Friends 5-27-00 with Derek Trucks and Jimmy Herring - the only drag is that it cuts off at the end when they're still in full flow. Outstanding stuff nonetheless. Just past the five minute mark on the first clip I guarantee you'll be grinning from ear to ear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BPwzRurc2o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZuZbfZdrKQ

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 7, 2008 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake revisited (minor hijack > SDH)

Great links, thanks.

Do you realize that Derek was only 20 years old at this show? Even then he played with a maturity and soulfulness well beyond his years.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 7, 2008 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake revisited (minor hijack > SDH)

Derek is quickly becoming one of my favorite players ever - I was in pure bliss during the Derek & Dominoes' material with Clapton last year. Hope Winwood and Clapton are smart enough to keep the Crossroads band together for their upcoming MSG shows at the end of the month...
Steve Jordan and Willie Weeks are one powerful engine...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 7, 2008 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake revisited (minor hijack > SDH)

I think it's a measure of Clapton's maturity and confidence as a performer that he'll take a young and very talented musician like Derek Trucks under his wing and give him every opportunity to shine. I think Phil is in the same mature and confident vein.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 7, 2008 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake revisited (minor hijack > SDH)

Funny you mention that. The local SF critic, Joel Selvin, wrote a review of the show in which he complained about Clapton hanging back and letting Doyle Bramhall and Derek steal the show. What utter bullshit. EC doesn't need to impress anyone with his skills on the fretboard - his playing all night long was beautfiul and perfectly fit the songs and it was one of the great musical nights of my life to have him play the Derek & The Dominoes' material w/ Derek stepping into the shoes of Duane. Hmm, first time I ever noticed the Derek/Derek connection (I'm not that sharp). Anyway, there was a whole generational/familial/musical legend thing going down that night. I thought I was going to cry like a little girl during Little Wing.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 7, 2008 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake revisited (minor hijack > SDH)

Sharp as a hammer!!

I saw Derek with Allman Bros. and Ratpuppy at the Jones Beach theater - the boy is definitely talented.

Also I was very impressed by Larry Campbell w/ Phil, Larry is real talented and smooth (I'm pretty sure he can play anything with strings attached)

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 7, 2008 1:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake revisited (minor hijack > SDH)

that's a sure sign of a real musician ( imo ) - laying back instead of showing off. You know, doing whatever to serve the music overall. Making it about the music instead of yourself. One of the main reasons J.J. Cale is so widely respected by musicians - his minimalistic playing. Notice how E.C. went from God to totally mirroring J.J.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Feb 7, 2008 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake revisited

as vast as the dead repetoire was, i think they still needed to weave in some new songs every now and again. they got bored, too. yeah, some didn't work out too well, but that's gonna happen with any band.

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